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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,850 $15,995
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $15,850 $15,995
FWD 4-Door Latitude X 23 29 $21,678 $22,195
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,448 $17,695
4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $17,448 $17,695
4WD 4-Door Latitude X 22 28 $23,276 $23,895
FWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 23 29 $21,678 $22,195
4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 22 28 $23,276 $23,895
4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,850
$19,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$20,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$342 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A boxy, roomy, rugged-chic exterior; good maneuverability; and decent off-road ability just might balance out the utter lack of refinement. The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.4 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.5 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.2 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.8
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TLB NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TLB NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3111 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code ED3 NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.41 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.06
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Jeep Patriot Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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